The mere accusation of prostitution or solicitation in California can have a devastating impact on your life, including serious harm to your reputation, career and personal relationships. If convicted in California, you can face severe criminal penalties, including jail, fines, and driver's license suspension.
Our Los Angeles defense attorneys vigorously defend prostitution and solicitation charges, and we'll use every defense strategy possible to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
There are several defenses available to the crimes of prostitution, solicitation, pandering, and loitering. Each case is different and the defenses to these crimes depend on the type of evidence available. The prosecutor must prove at least one of the following elements existed to successfully obtain a prostitution conviction:
- Solicit (strongly urge or entice) for an act of prostitution
- Agree to engage in an act of prostitution
- Engage in an act of prostitution
The prosecution will attempt to prove there was an agreement to engage in an act of prostitution. This is usually achieved by means of a recording device during conversations between an undercover cop and the accused. If a record of the conversation cannot be produced, the agreement may be established by the text messages and or emails sent back and forth between the prostitute and the customer or undercover police. If the accused has no money on their person, the prosecution may have a difficult time proving the specific intent to engage in an act of prostitution.
Knowing the Local Courts & Judges
Every courthouse in Southern California has its own way of doing things, and we've developed relationships with judges & prosecutors that you'll get to use to your advantage.
To avoid serious, life-tarnishing consequences resulting from a conviction, it is CRUCIAL to have an experienced and knowledgeable prostitution defense attorney who will build you a strong defense and defend your rights.
At Shouse Law Firm, we've won 1000s of cases in Los Angeles and surrounding cities, with a track record of success with defending prostitution & solicitation accusations.
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If you are facing charges for prostitution or solicitation in Los Angeles, the prosecution is already building their case against you, so don't waste ANY time. And don't say anything to police or detectives about your case, as that can be used against you in the court of law.